The Archives

The Charlotte L. Evarts Memorial Archives has several extensive databases with nearly 90,000 entries.

These entries are all relating to Madison history including local newspaper indices, 10,000 photographs, letters, deeds, manuscripts, diaries, postcards and extensive public school records.

Looking to Research?

An all volunteer staff provides references, retrieval and copy services for individuals and organizations. The Archives also provide educational programs for schools and civic organizations. Exhibits highlighting portions of the collection are displayed in Memorial Hall, in the schools, and at the Scranton Library.

Our Collection Includes:

  • Shore Line Times (Hard Copy & Micro-Film)
  • Library Books
  • Daniel Hand High School Yearbooks
  • Wilcox Letters
  • Diaries
Working with local newspapers, local government and other groups, the Archives promotes public awareness of Madison's unique history and an appreciation of its rich historical heritage.

The Robert McDonald Reading Room

Upon opening the door to the archives, you will enter the Robert McDonald Reading Room. As the Archives' first President, Bob and other residents who knew and worked with Charlotte in her many activities started a memorial committee, which raised funds to furnish and equip the History Room. Archivist Nancy Bastian, a long time volunteer, will assist you in your inquiries.

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The Research Room

The research room, dedicated in honor of Warner Lord, houses micro-film viewers, copier, scanners and computers, which store our database. Warner was CLEMA's first Archivist and also formally Madison's town historian. His wife, Carol (Speer) Lord, was instrumental in setting up the Archives as a not-for-profit entity and served as CLEMA president for several years.